What We Do

Healthy Mesa County acts as an umbrella for many community partners invested in suicide prevention in Mesa County including Mesa County Public Health, National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Western Slope, Mind Springs Health, Community Hospital, St. Mary’s Medical Center, VA Medical Center Grand Junction, Family Health West Hospital, Mesa County Valley School District 51, Colorado Mesa University, HopeWest Hospice Care Center other nonprofit organizations, local mental health professionals, community members and more.

We are in the process of figuring out the needs of our community and finding ways to answer those needs with support, resources and solutions. This group is focused on bringing suicide prevention awareness, education and information to the forefront of our community. We hope you’ll join us.

If you’d like to get involved or would like training, email us at suicideprevention@mesacounty.us or call (970) 248-6900.

The next Mesa County Suicide Prevention Quarterly Forum is September 26, 2018 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. More information on topics to come, as we get closer to the event date.

There are countless resources in place for suicide prevention. Here are the ones that are working well in Mesa County for teens and adults:

211 – Dial 211 to talk to someone about what you need and a trained professional will connect you with the best services for you.

Crisis Text Line – Text CO to 741741 for free, 24/7, confidential texting.

Mind Springs Health – Call (970) 241-6023 to reach this local mental health provider.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline – Call 1-800-273-8255 for free, 24/7 confidential support.

National Alliance on Mental Health (NAMI) Western Slope – Call (970) 462-3989 for local mental health support, training and more.

Safe2Tell Colorado – Resource for submitting a completely anonymous report about anything that concerns or threatens you, your friends, your family or your community.

Your Life Your Voice – Website for teens who need help with tough situations, tips and tools, someone to talk to and more.

Veterans Crisis Line – Call 1-800-273-8255 and press 1 or text to 838255 to talk now.

2017 Suicide Report –  This report explores deaths by suicide, suicide attempts and suicide risk assessment in Mesa County.

Mesa County Suicide Dashboard – This dashboard provides an opportunity to interact with data on suicide attempts and deaths recorded in 2017.

Community Health Needs Assessment 2018-2020 Executive Summary – This document details the upstream approach we are taking, as a community, to improve overall health in Mesa County. Page 12 of this document details our suicide prevention efforts and strategies.

Not finding what you need? Call us at (970) 248-6900 or email to suicideprevention@mesacounty.us and let us know!